Fitzroy Piano Quartet
The Fitzroy Piano Quartet was formed in 2019 as a collaboration between members from the Fitzroy String Quartet and pianist Roman Kosyakov. The Fitzroy Quartet’s current position as “Associate Ensemble” at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire led them to Roman Kosyakov, who studies there on a full scholarship with Pascal Nemirovski.
Following this formation, the Quartet toured through Saxony in the Autumn of 2019 as part of the European Chamber Music Academy Leipzig and in 2020 they were awarded the 1st Prize in the String Ensemble category of the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition.
Roman Kosyakov was born in a musical family and made his debut with an orchestra at the age of 12 with the Mozart Concerto No 23 in A Major. In 2012, he graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow where he studied with F.I. Nurizade and then in 2017 from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with V. Ovchinnikov. Since September 2017, he has studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a full scholarship with P. Nemirovski.
He is a laureate and a winner of many national and international competitions, among them “Young Talents of Russia” (Russia, Moscow 2006), the 1st International competition “Sforzando” (1st Prize, Berlin, 2007), the International Alexander Scriabin Piano Competition (1st Prize, Paris 2011), the 8th Open Competition of Musicians Performers N. Savita (1st Prize, Russia, Ufa, 2012), the International Piano Competition “Minsk-2014” (2nd Prize, Republic of Belarus, Minsk, 2014), the 4th International Piano Competition “ Russian season in Ekaterinburg “ (1st Prize, Russia, Ekaterinburg, 2015), the 4th International Piano Competition “Vera Lotar-Shevchenko” (2nd Prize, Russia, Ekaterinburg, 2016), the 4th Prize of the 1st Saint-Priest International Piano Competition Saint-Priest (Lyon-France, 2017), the Gold award for the 3rd Manhattan International Music Competition (2018) and 1st Prize and the Audience prize for 10th Sheepdrove Piano Competition.
He is regularly invited to give concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Republic of Belarus, Russia, UK, USA, and was guest soloist from 2014 to 2017 at the Kemerovsky State Symphony Orchestra. Roman has also participated in Berginos Music Festival as a guest pianist in Bergamo (2018, Italy) and has performed with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra and English Symphony Orchestra.
Most recently Roman won the prestigious 1st Prize and the Royal Philharmonia Orchestra Prize of the 14th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (2018, UK).